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BEAUTY REVIEWS, VINTAGE FINDS & OTHER BEAUTIFUL THINGS

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A.M. Skincare Routine August 2017

My current A.M. skincare routine – Summer 2017 Step 1 – Cleanse Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – I’ve written a full review here.  This is perfect for a morning cleanse with mild exfoliation.  Step 2 – Hydrate La Roche-Posay Thermal Water – It’s my habit to spritz my face with a facial water or essence before adding serum.  Theory being that water molecules help serum absorb deeper into the skin.  I

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Haircare Graveyard

The Graveyard.  I probably spend more money resulting in the most disappointment on haircare than any other beauty product.  I update this post regularly.  To the rundown: Winners Haircare products that I loved and will/have repurchase(d).       Losers The many, many haircare products that just didn’t work for me for one reason or another and I will never buy again.              

April Favorites

My favorites this past month. Crack Original Styling Treatment: Love this leave in treatment that reduces frizz, protects from heat, and adds shine.  Smells great also.  Available online or Ulta. Elnett Hairspray: The. Best. At drugstores. Dry Wax by AG Hair Care: This is a new product for me that I’ve incorporated into my daily use.  Used sparingly, I love the texture it adds to styled hair.  At Ulta. Koh

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Glossary of Skincare Ingredients

An informative Glossary of Ingredients provided by BeautyBay.

Product Review: Sunday Riley Luna & Good Genes

Both live up to all the hype they’ve received.  I’ve gone through one bottle each and repurchased. Luna Sleeping Night Oil What it claims to do? “With an advanced retinol complex, Luna Sleeping Night Oil helps to lessen visibility of lines and wrinkles, while correcting signs of damage caused by sun, time and everyday exposure to pollutants. The replenishing oil intensively hydrates and stimulates sluggish cells to encourage repair and

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Green Eyes!

Some of my favorite products and unique shades to use for a green eye look. 24 hr Color Tattoo in the shade Ready, Set, Green: This is a great long lasting base for shadow or worn alone.  These can dry out quickly but I can usually wipe off the top layer and use it what is underneath with no problem.  This shade seems to be unavailable but this one is

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

I’m obsessed with all things Rose.  Here are some of my rose inspired favorites! Pink Rose Salt: I love culinary salts and always have a little collection on hand in the kitchen.  These pink rose salts have a nice flavor in addition to being absolutely beautiful.  Available online from Mountain Rose Herbs. Rosehip Seed Oil: Rosehip has been used as a facial/cosmetic oil for generations.  Mountain Rose Herbs offers this

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April Beauty Haul

I took advantage of Ulta’s 20% discount event.  Always the best time to pick up my favorite products and try a few new ones at a discounted price. Batiste Dry Shampoo: My favorite budget dry shampoo.  I’ve gone through more cans than I can count.  I use the dark brown shade. John Frieda Luminous Glaze: This is a clear shine hair gloss. I’ve never tried this before but I look

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Products from Yesteryear

I recently visited The Vermont Country Store which has been around since 1946 and specializing in products from yesteryear.  This place is really neat and makes for a super fun road trip. I picked up several things that I remember from my childhood and others that looked interesting to try. Pinaud Clubman Talc: This is sold as a man’s talc but I loved the men’s cologne scent.  They’ve been making

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